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SABIN, CHARLES J.

 

Born: 6-6-1904  Danby NY                                        married: Daisy Page

Died: 4-1-1966                                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1988, 390

 

Interment: Knox Cemetery, Ouaquaga NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1966, 259

 

1925-26           West Danby

1930-35           Auburn

1935-39           West Exeter – Schuyler Lake

1939-65           Harpursville – Ouaquaga

1965                retired

 

Note: Charles J. Sabin is a great-nephew of Edward N. Sabin.

 


 

SABIN, EDWARD N.

 

Born: 9-3-1843  Ithaca NY                                         married: Ella A. Patmore

Died: 1-27-1914                                                          obit: [b. c1853]

 

1875    local preacher’s license

1876    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Fair View Cemetery, Ithaca NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1914, 104

 

1876-78           Litchfield

1878-80           North Barton

1880-82           Speedsville

1883-84           Camptown

1884-86           Mehoopany

1886-89           Marathon and Killawog

1889-91           Mount Upton

1891-98           on leave

1898-99           North Sanford

1899-00           Courtdale

1900-03           Chenango Forks

1903-07           Spencer

1907-11           on leave

                            Lockwood

1911                retired

 

Note: Edward N. Sabin is a great-uncle to Charles J. Sabin.  A biographical sketch of Edward N. Sabin appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 392.

 


 

SACKETT, CHARLES H.

 

Born: 9-26-1856  Plymouth NY                                 married: Arabella Crandall

Died: 4-24-1918                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1946, 456

 

1879    local preacher’s license

1882    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Bainbridge NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1919, 130

 

1880-82           Avoca

1882-85           Lehman

1885-88           Carverton

1888-90           Meshoppen

1890-91           Newark Valley

1891-93           Mount Upton

1893-97           Schenevus

1897-01           Bainbridge

1901-04           Plains

1904-96           Waverly PA

1906-10           Peckville

1910-11           Forest City

1911                retired

                            1915-17  Forest City

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Charles H. Sackett appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 392.

 


 

SAFFORD, JOHN D.

                                  

Born: 9-14-1817  Brooklyn PA                                  married: Arminta Blackman
Died: 19-11-1852  Ransom PA                                  obit: Wyoming Conference 1915, 98

 

1842    exhorter’s license

1843    local preacher’s license

1844    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

1846    ordained deacon, Oneida Conference

1848    ordained elder, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Brooklyn PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1853, 22

 

1844-45           Providence

1845-47           Lackawaxen

1847-48           Newport

1848-49           Northmoreland

1840-50           Bethany and Mount pleasant

1850-52           Beach Pond

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852                Newton

 

Note:  A brief biography of John D. Safford appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 241.

 


 

SAMUEL, SUNDAR R.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Deborah

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          ordained, American Baptist Convention

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2003-10           Cooperstown

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Sundar A. Samuel served in the Wyoming Conference as an ordained member of the American Baptist Church.


 

SANFORD, D.A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1893                expelled



 

SANFORD, LUMAN ELLSWORTH

 

Born: 5-10-1863  Winwood PA                                 married: Elizabeth Jane Dix

Died: 1-11-1944  Montrose PA                                  obit: Wyoming Conference 1947, 731

 

1886    local preacher’s license, Lake Como

1891    ordained deacon

1896    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1944, 850

 

1890-93           student, Drew Theological Seminary.

                            1891-94  New Dover NJ

1893-96           Mountain Top

1896-99           Ariel

1899-07           Nicholson

1907-11           Thompson

1911-17           Tunkhannock

1917-24           Endicott First

1924-26           Montrose

1926                retired

                            1927-29  Bainbridge

 

Note: Luman E. Sanford is a great-nephew of Luman Andrew Sanford (1807-1883) of the Rock River Conference and a nephew of Isaac Sanford (1815-1908) of the New York East Conference.  He is the author, under the pseudonym Kirk Parson, of the railroad story On the Mountain Division and the story A Fast Game.   A biographical sketch of Luman E. Sanford appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 393.

 


 

SANTEE, ELIJAH L.

 

Born: 8-6-1848  Luzerne County PA                         married: Georgiana Atherton

Died: 12-12-1934  Scranton PA                                 obit: Wyoming Conference 1888, 91

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Florence A. (Harrison) Rood

1873    exhorter’s                                                        obit2: 1925, 151

1878    admitted on trial        

 

Interment: North Chinchilla Cemetery, Chinchilla PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1935, 634

 

1879-79           Taylorville

1879-82           Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street

1882-83           Dallas and Trucksville

1883-86           Parsons

1886-87           Avoca

1887-90           Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street

1890-92           Montrose

1892-93           New Milford

1893-95           Scranton Cedar Avenue

1895-99           Lackawanna

1899-03           West Nanticoke

1903-04           Taylor

1904-05           Scranton St. Paul’s

1905-06           Scranton Nay Aug

1906-08           Noxen

1908-11           Avoca

1911-12           Courtdale

1912                retired

 

Note: Elijah L. Santee is a (half) brother to Joseph B. Santee.  The second Mrs. Santee (nee Harrison) was previously married to a Mr. William B. Rood.  A biographical sketch of Elijah L. Santee appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 394.

 


 

SANTEE, JOSEPH BALLIET

 

Born: 12-30-1842  Luzerne County PA                     married: Celestia E. Compton

Died: 3-6-1922  St. Cloud FL                                    obit: Wyoming Conference 1908, 129

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Nancy Mason (Parker) Bass

1870    admitted on trial                                             obit2: 1922. 131

 

Interment: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1922, 120

 

1869-70           Campville

1870-72           Hornbrook

1872-73           Barton

1873-75           Vestal

1875-76           Lehman

1876-79           North Abington

1879-80           Preston

1880-82           South New Berlin NY

1882-83           Edmeston

1883-85           Springville

1885-87           Northmoreland

1887-90           Wyalusing

1890-92           Meshoppen

1892-93           on leave

1893-94           Le Raysville

1894-95           Whitney's Point

1895                retired

 

Note: Joseph B. Santee is a (half) brother to Elijah L. Santee.  A biographical sketch of Joseph B/ Santee appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 296.  The second Mrs. Santee (nee Parker) was previously married to William A. Wadsworth of the Wyoming Conference and a Mr. William W. Bass.

 


 

SANTELLA, RICHARD A.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Doris

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1984    admitted on trial, Troy Conference

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1984-91           Speculator (beginning 9/16/1984

1991                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1991-94           Morgan

1994                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1994-99           Lehman

1999-02           Deposit

2002-06           Binghamton High Street

2006                retired

    2010  charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

SANTOS, HARRIET L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1981    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference: recommended by Lehman

1982    ordained deacon

1985    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1980-84           Huntsville

1984-87           Huntsville – associate, Shavertown

1987-96           associate, Shavertown

1996-01           Ashley

2001                retired

                            2001-09  Pittston – Old Forge

    2010        transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

SARTELL, CHARLES W.

                                  

Born: 1849                                                                  married:
Died: 2-6-1875  Ararat PA                                         obit:

 

1871    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1875, 40

 

1871-72           Union Center

1872-73           on leave for health reasons

1873-74           Oregon

1874-75           Lehman

 

Note:  A brief biography of Charles W. Sartell appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 241.

 


 

SAXE, BARBARA A.A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1995    license, recommended by Wilkes-Barre Firwood

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1990-93           assistant, Forty Fort

1993-01           Newport

2001                retired

                            2001-02  Alderson – Evans Falls (beginning 12/1/2001)

                            2001-03  Wilkes-Barre Abbott (ending 9/15/2002)

                            2003-04  Maple Grove (beginning 10/1/2003)

                            2005-10  West Nanticoke First

    2010        transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Barbara A.A. Saxe served as a local preacher.


 

SCHALK, DONALD J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1959    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1961    ordained deacon

1963    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1958-62           Lake Come (beginning 10/1958)

1962-64           Lake Como

1964-67           Gouldsboro

1967-74           Carverton

1974-82           Luzerne

1982-84           Scranton Providence

1984-90           Whitney oint

1990-96           Vestal Center

1996                retired

                            1996-99  Nanticoke NY (beginning 11/17/1996)

    2010        charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

SCHOLFIELD, ABRAHAM

                                  

Born: 6-10-1859  Littleboro, England                        married: Delia Randall
Died: 9-2-1897  Springville PA                                  obit: Wyoming Conference 1943, 618

 

?          license, Congregational Church

 

Interment: Lynn PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1898, 95

 

                        Congregational Church in Wisconsin

1889                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1889-90           Paupack

1890-92           Triangle

1892-93           Askam

1893-95           Rush

1895-97           Springville

 

Note:  Abraham Scholfield is a brother to Congregational pastor John Scholfield.  A brief biography of Abraham Scholfield [erroneously given as Schofield] appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 242.



 

SCHOFIELD, JAMES

                                  

Born: 7-30-1840  Mosley, England                                        married: Sarah Jane Skelding
Died: 8-4-1899  Camptown PA                                              obit:

 

1873    local preacher’s license, Connecticut

1883    admitted on trial, St. John’s River Conference [Florida]

1885    ordained deacon, St. John’s River Conference

1888    ordained elder, St. John’s River Conference

 

Interment: Camptown Cemetery, Camptown PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1900, 110

 

                        Lebanon CT

                        New Bedford CT

1883-86           Orange City

1886-90           Windsor

1890-95           Lake Como [FL]

1895-96           Fruitland Park

1896                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1896-99           Mehoopany

1899                Camptown

 

Note:  A brief biography of James Schofield appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 243.


 

SCHOONMAKER, ANTHONY HASBROUCK

 

Born: 1-12-1821  Fallsburg NY                                  married: Nancy D. Brown [2/4/1841]

Died: 5-15-1895                                                          obit:

 

1848    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

1852    ordained deacon

1857    ordained elder

 

Interment: Sugar Grove IL

Obit: Rock River Conference 1895, 78

 

1847-48           Callicoon mission, New York Conference

                        Abington

                        Carmon

                        Northmoreland

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-53           Northmoreland (1st part); Pittston (2nd part)

1853-54           Mehoopany

1854-56           Scranton and Hyde Park

1856-57           New Troy

1857-58           Brooklyn

1858-60           Plymouth

1860-61           Providence

1861-63           Tunkhannock

1863-64           chaplain, U.S. Army (1st part); Montrose (2nd part)

1864-65           Montrose

1865                located

1865                Fulton, Rock River Conference

1865                “transfer” to Rock River Conference

1866-67           Sterling

                        Winnebago

                        Lighthouse

                        New Milford

                        Cherry Valley

                        Marengo

                        Franklin Grove

                        Coleta

                        Ashton

                        Kaneville

                        Steward

1890-93           agent, American Bible Society

1893                retired

 

Note: Anthony H. Schoonmaker is the subject of the 1992 book Let Me Go Where the Saints Are Going: An Historical Sketch of Rev. Anthony Hasbrouck Schoonmaker; his origin, life, and some of his descendants by Richard A Everett.

 


 

SCHWARTZ, ANTHONY  P.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2007    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2007-08           Forest City (beginning 5/16/2007)

2008-10           Chinchilla

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Anthony P. Schwartz served as a local preacher.


 

SCOTT, ORANGE W.

 

Born: 10-15-1842                                                        married:

Died: 12-6-1909                                                          obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: New England Conference 1910, 130

 

1886                transfer to New England Southern

 


 

SERVISS, JOSEPH LEWIS

 

Born: 6-5-1877  Brooklyn NY                                    married: Emma R. Schmeidel

Died: after 1940                                                          obit:

 

1903    admitted on trial

1908    ordained, ? Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1903-04           Davenport

1904-05           North Norwich

1905-08           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1908                located, page 84

                        living in Rockville Centre, Nassau County NY

                       

Note: Joseph L. Serviss appears to have been connected with Knickerbocker ME Church in Brooklyn and what is now St. Mark’s UMC in Rockville Centre, although not under appointment.  A biographical sketch of Joseph L. Serviss appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 393.

 


 

SEVERSON, GEORGE A.

                                  

Born: 7-10-1818  Guilderland NY                             married: Helen Hogan
Died: 9-16-1894  Binghamton NY                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1905, 119

 

1856    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1858    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1895, 83

 

1856-57           Choconut Center

1857-59           Osborne Hollow

1859-61           Harpursville

1861-62           Castle Creek

1862-63           Great Bend and New Milford

1863-64           located

                             1863-64  Page Brook

1864-67           Gibson

1867-69           Sterling

1869-72           Moscow

1972-75           Dunmore

1875-78           Waverly PA

1878-80           North Fenton

1880-82           Otego

1882-84           Sidney Plains

1884-87           Windsor

1887                retired

 

Note:  George Severson is the father of Oscar L. Severson.  A brief biography of George Severson appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 244.

 


 

SEVERSON, OSCAR L.

 

Born: 1-22-1845  Guilderland NY                 married: Ellen Sanders

Died: 10-13-1924                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1933, 169

 

1875    exhorter’s license. Moscow

1876    local preacher’s license

1876    admitted on trial

ordained

 

Interment: Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1925, 137

 

1876-79           Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street

1879-82           Smyrna

1882-85           Great Bend

1885-88           Binghamton High Street

1888-92           Factoryville

1892-94           Sayre

1894-99           Plymouth PA

1899-07           West Pittston

1907-10           Scranton Simpson

1910-16           superintendent, Oneonta District

1916-18           Peckville

1918                retired

 

Note:  Oscar L. Severson is the son of George Severson.  A biographical sketch of Oscar Severson appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 400.


 

SEWARD, CHARLES HALBERTON

 

Born: 1-2-1871  Orange PA                                        married: Florence Elrose Graham

Died: 8-4-1944                                                            obit: Northwest Iowa Conference 1940, 99

 

1891    exhorter’s license, Carverton-Orange

1901    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Northwest Iowa Conference 1944, 107

 

1893-95           Gouldsboro

1895-96           Sugar Notch

1896                Wilkes-Barre Sherman Street (Welsh) Mission (ending July 1896)

1896-97           Wilkes-Barre Bennett Chapel (July 1896 to September 1897)

1897-01           student, Wesleyan University in Middletown CT

                            1898-09 Colchester CT

1901-02           assistant, Wilkes-Barre Franklin Street

1902-04           Choconut Center

1904                transfer to Northwest Iowa Conference, page 71

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Charles H. Seward appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 391.

 


 

SHAFFER, JOHN F.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Donna

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2004    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2004-05           Evans Falls (beginning 8/1/2004)

2005-09           Lemon

2009-10           Lemon – West Nicholson

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: John F. Shaffer served as a local preacher.

 


 

SHAMBORA, MICHAEL

 

Born:                                                                           married: Kimberly

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          license, Christian & Missionary Alliance Church

1991    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

                        Christian & Missionary Alliance Church

1983                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1983-90           Lehman (beginning 10/23/1983)

1990-93           Newton

1993-93           Newton – Ransom

1994-06           Wyoming

2006-10           Duryea

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

SHAO-WEN, LI

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1895                transfer to North China Conference

 

Note: There is no prior reference to Li Shao-Wen in any Wyoming Conference context.  In 1889 he is listed in the Foochow Conference as a deacon, but he is otherwise unknown.


 

SHAW, BENJAMIN H.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Kathy

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1996    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1996-97           Brookville (beginning 10/1/1996 and ending 10/12/1997)

1998-09           North Afton (beginning 11/15/1998)

2009-10           (not appointed)

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Benjamin H. Shaw served as a local preacher.

 


 

SHAW, McKENDREE

 

Born: 9-8-1837  Norwich NY                                     married: Sarah M. Tinker

Died: 5-11-1917                                                          obit: Central New York Conference 1921, 133

 

1857    exhorter’s license, Earlville

1858    local preacher’s license

1866    ordained local deacon

1867    admitted on trial

1871    ordained elder

 

Interment: Rural Cemetery, Phoenix NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1917, 139

 

1861-66           soldier

1866-68           Preston

1868-69           South New Berlin (left in mid-year to attend seminary)

1869-70           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                            1869-70  Green Village NJ

1870-72           Mount Upton

1872-74           McDonough

1874                transfer to Central New York Conference

1874-75           Clockville

1875-76           Morrisville

1876-79           Euclid

1879-82           Phoenix

1882-84           Trumansburg

1884-87           Horseheads

1887-90           Marcellus

1890-92           Chittenango

                        Tulley

                        Phelps

                        Port Gibson

                        Williamson

                        Liverpool

                        Milo Center

1909-10           on leave

1910                retired

 


 

SHAW, WILLIAM MARION

 

Born: 1-26-1848  Lemon PA                                      married: Harriet L. Shales

Died: 8-29-1920                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1927, 129

 

1887    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Stark Cemetery, East Lemon PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 121, 107

 

1887-90           Randolph

1890-91           Laurens and Oneonta Plains

1891-94           Plymouth NY

1894-97           Pleasant Mount

1897-01           East Worcester

1901-02           Kirkwood

1902-04           North Fenton

1904-06           Union Center

1906-09           Auburn

1909-11           Heart Lake

1911                retired to Binghamton NY, attended Chenango Street

 

Note: A biographical sketch of William M. Shaw appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 397.



 

SHELP, WILLIAM M.

                                  

Born: 12-18-1827  Jessup PA                                     married: Patience Robinson
Died: 4-29-1882  Luzerne County PA                       obit: [6/26/1826 – 10/28/1869]

                                                                                    married2: Eliza P. Parks

1851    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference                        obit2: [1843 - ?]

1853    ordained deacon

1856    ordained elder

 

Interment: Fairhill Cemetery, Fairhill PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1883, 51

 

1851-52           Brooklyn

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-54           Thompson

1854-56           Dundaff and Glenwood

1856-58           Madison mission

1858-60           Sanford

1860-62           Beach Pond

1862-64           Dundaff

1864-66           located to pursue M.D. degree in medicine

1866-68           Fairdale

1868-70           Rush mission

1870-72           Rome

1872-75           Mehoopany

1875-78           Northmoreland

1878-81           Newton

1881-82           Lehman

1882                retired

 

Note:  A brief biography of William Shelp appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 245.

 


 

SHEPARD, CHARLES DARIUS

 

Born: 11-2-1832  Little Falls NY                               married: Adaline C. Hunt

Died: 11-26-1910  Springville PA                              obit: [d. 1871]

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Mary Guile Brown

                                                                                    obit2: Wyoming Conference 1903, 114

1855    exhorter’s license, Black River Conference   

1855    local preacher’s license, Little Falls. Black River Conference

1862    ordained local deacon, Black River Conference

1867    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Whitney Point NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1911, 105

 

1856                Naperville IL

1856-58           student, Garrett Biblical Institute

1858-66           secular work

1866-67           Lowell

1867-68           Brookfield

1868-69           Preston

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1869-70           New Berlin NY

1870-72           Harpursville

1872-74           Windsor

1874-76           North Fenton

1876-78           Whitney's Point

1878-80           Vestal

1880-83           Maine

1883-85           North Barton

1885-88           Flemingville

1888-92           Springville

1892-93           Afton

1893-96           Sidney Center

1896-99           Davenport Center

1899-01           Castle Creek

1901-04           Lisle

1904-06           Kirkwood

1906                retired

 

Note: Charles D. Shepard is the father of Edmund L. Shepard (1863-1936) of the Northern New York Conference and a nephew of Black River Conference pastors Hiram Shepard (1804-1862) and Gideon Shepard (1800-1876).  The first husband of Mary (nee Guile) Shepard is reported to have been a Mr. Edwin Ruthven Brown born in Delaware County NY.  A biographical sketch of Charles D. Shepard appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 395.

 


 

SHEPARD, DAVID ADKINS

                                  

Born: 6-2-1802  Augusta NY                                     married: Maria R. Robie
Died: 10-8-1876  Washington DC                              obit: Wyoming Conference 1888, 93

 

1820    exhorter’s license

1822    local preacher’s license

1824    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1877, 30

 

1824-25           Steuben

1825-26           Herkimer

1826-28           Wyalusing

1828-29           Owego

1829                charter member of Oneida Conference

1829-30           Owego

1830-32           Berkshire

1832-34           Binghamton

1834-35           Ithaca

1835-36           Utica

1836-40           superintendent, Chenango District

1840-44           superintendent, Cayuga District

1844-46           Wilkes-Barre

1846-47           Utica

1847-50           superintendent, Susquehanna District

1850-52           superintendent, Wyoming District

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-54           superintendent, Wyoming District

1854-56           Binghamton Henry Street

1856-57           on leave

1857-59           Waverly and Factoryville

1859-61           Carbondale

1861-62           Hawley

1862-63           superintendent, Owego District

1863-64           Owego

1864-65           chaplain. Auburn prison

1865-68           Union

1868-69           Scranton Hyde Park

1869-73           chaplain, Auburn prison

1873                retired

 

Note:  Mrs. Shepard is the daughter of John Edward Robie (1811-1972) of the Western New York Conference.  A brief biography of David A. Shepard appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 246.

 


 

SHIELDS, SUSAN D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2006    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2006-10           Harpursville

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Susan D. Shields served as  a local preacher.

 


 

SHIPMAN, ISAAC NEWTON

 

Born: 8-9-1849  Brockville, Canada               married: Julia E. Cocks

Died: 6-16-1920  Montrose PA                      obit: Wyoming Conference 1913, 120

 

1878    local preacher’s license

1882    ordained deacon

1883    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1921, 108

 

1878-82           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1882-83           Spencer

1883-86           Speedsville

1884-87           Lackawanna

1887-91           Sherburne

1891-95           Hawley

1895-98           Montrose

1898-01           Binghamton Chenango Street

1901-03           Susquehanna

1903-06           Oxford

1906-07           Whitney Point – Lisle

1907-12           on leave

1912                retired to Montrose

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Isaac N. Shipman appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 397.

 


 

SHOEMAKER, E.E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1890    Castle Creek (summer)

 

Note: E.E. Shoemaker may be local pastor E. Shumaker living in Dalton.  See the 1890 journal page 55 and the 1891 journal, page 15.  This also may be Rev. E.E. Shoemaker of the Congregational Church in Massachusetts, who was known to visit in the area.

 


 

SHUMWAY, THURSTON C.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Marguerite

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1964    license

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1966-68           Thompson

1968-70           Sanitaria Springs

1970-77           Harpursville

1977-85           Plains

1985                retired

                            1986-87  Dunmore (beginning 2/1987)

                            1987-88  Moscow (beginning 11/1987)

                            1991-92  Scranton Myrtle Street (beginning 1/1/1992)

    2010       transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Thurston C. Shumway served as a local preacher.

 


 

SIBLEY, EDGAR

 

Born: 2-1-1824  Sand Lake NY                                 married: Rachel L. Everets

Died: 2-3-1910  Binghamton NY                               obit: [d. c1860]

                                                                                    married2: Nancy M. Stephens

1849    exhorter’s license, Lebanon                            obit2: Wyoming Conference 1912, 135

1852    local preacher’s license, Osborne Hollow

1854    admitted on trial

1857    ordained deacon

1859    ordained elder

 

Interment: Glenwood Cemetery, Binghamton NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1910, 128

 

1854-55           Nichols

1855-56           South Danby

1856-57           Shepherd's Creek

1857-58           Wyalusing

1858-60           Little Meadows

1860-62           Windham

1862-64           Vestal

1864-66           Castle Creek

1866-68           Maine

1868-69           Kirkwood

1869-71           North Fenton

1871-73           Broome

1873-75           Hawleyton

1875-77           Caroline

1877-79           Danby

1879-80           Rome

1880                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Edgar Sibley appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 403.

 


 

SILSBEE, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                   

1845    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference                       

1847    “ordained” deacon [previously ordained while a local preacher]

1849    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1845-46           Chenango

1846-47           Spencer

1847-49          

1849-51           Union

1851-52

1852                charter member Wyoming Conference

1852-53           Speedsville

1853-55           Orwell

1855-57           Castle Creek

1857-58           Great Bend and New Milford

1858-59           Broome

1859-61           Osborne Hollow

1861-62           Lisle and Whitney’s Point

1862-63           Cherry Ridge

1863                retired

    1864  expelled, page 8

 

Note: No specifications, or even indications that there was any discussion, are given for the expulsion.  This William Silsbee is not to be confused with the contemporary Harvard graduate Rev. William Silsbee (1813-1890) of the Unitarian Church.

 


 

SIMMONS, EDWIN A.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Susan

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1965    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1965    ordained deacon

1067    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1965-67           Lakeville

1967-70           Montdale

1970-71           Scranton Court Street

1971-73           Lake Winola

1973-78           Mehoopany (ending 9/1986)

1978-86           Dallas (starting 9/1986)

1989                retired

                            1989-90  Beaver Meadows (ending 8/31/1990)

                            1991-92  South Auburn

                            1992-98  Auburn

                            1998-01  Lemon

                            2001-05  Lemon – West Nicholson (ending 3/1/2005)

 


 

SIMONIN, MARY JEAN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2000    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

2003    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2000-03           Maple Grove

2003-07           Center Moreland

2007-10           Apalachin

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

SIMPKINS, SAMUEL C.

 

Born: 9-18-1854  Atlantic City NJ                             married: Mary E. Jackson

Died: 12-29-1910                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1912, 138

 

1882    local preacher’s license, New Jersey Conference

1888    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Honesdale PA, at least temporarily

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1911, 107

 

1888-90           Canaan

1890-95           Moscow

1895-00           Peckville

1900-07           Hawley

1907-08           Mount Upton

1908-09           Morris

1909                on leave

 

Note: Samuel C. Simpkins is the son of Isaac Simpkins, reportedly a pastor in the New Jersey Conference.   A biographical sketch of Samuel C. Simpkins appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 397.

 


 

SIMPSON, WILLIAM GLENN

 

Born: 11-4-1850  Inverary, Scotland                          married: Anna Moore

Died: 4-23-1918  Scranton PA                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1940, 823

 

1875    admitted on trial, Rocky Mountain Conference

ordained

 

Interment: Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1919, 141

 

1875-76           Silver City ID

1876                charter member of Columbia River Conference

1876-77           Silver City ID

1877-79           Boise City

1879-81           Walla Walla

1880                transfer to Oregon Conference

1880-82           East Portland

1881                transfer to Nevada Conference

1881-84           Virginia City

1883                transfer to Oregon Conference

1883-85           Eugene City

1885-86           Ashland

1886                transfer to Columbia River Conference

1886-90           The Dalles

1890-91           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1891                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1891-94           Oxford

1894-95           Binghamton High Street

1895-99           West Pittston

1899-02           Scranton Asbury

1902-08           Athen

1908-10           Ashley

1910-15           Jermyn

1915-17           Hawley

1917-18           Waymart (ending 4/23/1918)

 

Note: A biographical sketch of William G. Simpson appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 399.

 


 

SINGER, EDGAR BENTON

 

Born: 1-25-1866  White Haven PA                            married: Anna E. Fletcher

Died: 12-5-1938                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1960, 263

 

1887    local preacher’s license, Schloyersville: Central Pennsylvania Conference

1897    admitted on trial

1897    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Sidney Center NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1939, 588

 

1888-92           student, Wyoming Seminary

                            Glen Lyon (1 year, 3 months)

                            West Nanticoke (9 months)

1892-97           Wesleyan University

                            Supply preacher

1897-98           Noxen

1898-01           Middlefield

1901-03           assistant, Scranton Elm Park, Scranton

1903-04           Great Bend

1904-05           Endicott

1905-08           Lehman

1908-11           Candor

1911-13           Sherburne

1913-15           Mount Upton

1915-17           Windsor

1917-21           Alderson

1921-22           Carverton

1922-27           Wanamie

1927-29           Foster – Brooklyn

1929-33           Scranton St. Paul’s

1933-34           Old Forge

1934-36           Lanesboro

1936                retired

 

Note: Edgar B. Singer is the father of Edgar E. Singer and the grandfather of Philip B. Singer.  A biographical sketch of Edgar B. Singer appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 401.

 


 

SINGER, EDGAR FLETCHER

 

Born: 10-9-1908  Binghamton NY                             married: Elneda Potter

Died: 5-27-2001  Vestal NY                                      obit: Wyoming Conference 2007, 181

 

1934    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Nicholson Cemetery, Nicholson PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2001, 201

 

1933-34           Clifford

1934-36           associate, Christ Church at Wesleyan University

1936-37           Lake Ariel

1937-40           Nicholson

1940-43           Scranton Providence

1943-45           Honesdale

1945-61           Forty Fort

1961-66           Endicott First

1966-72           Endwell

1972-78           superintendent, Wilkes-Barre District

1978                retired

                            1979-80  Cooperstown (2/79 to 6/15/80)

                            1980-81  Mountaintop Christ (ending 1/1/81)

                            1981       Hawley (1/2/81 to 6/30/81)

                            1981-82  Clifford

                            1982-87  Nanticoke NY

                            1987-88  Windsor (9/27/87 to 6/26/88)

                            1988       Waverly (10/9/88 to 11/6/88)

                            1988       Cooperstown 11/27/88 to 12/11/88)

                            1989       Greene (1/15/89 to 6/25/89)

                            1989       Susquehanna (ending 9/30/89)

 

Note: Edgar F. Singer is the son of Edgar B. Singer and the father of Philip B. Singer.


 

SINGER, PHILIP BENTON

 

Born: 1-8-1946  Scranton PA                                     married: Beverly Snape

Died: 8-26-2001  Vestal NY                                      obit:

 

1976    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2002, 217

 

1976-77           associate, Criminal Justice Project

1977-80           North Fenton (beginning 8/77 and ending 1/80)

1980-01           chaplain, Broome County Council of Churches

2001                incapacity leave

 

Note: Philip B. Singer is the son of Edgar F. Singer and the grandson of Edgar B. Singer.  Before entering the ministry he had taught school and worked for the American Bar Association.  For the last several years, he had been serving as a part-time associate pastor at Binghamton Tabernacle UMC.

 


 

SIVERS, DOUGLAS L.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Joanne

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1968    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1968    ordained deacon

1972    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1968-70           student, Wesley Theological Seminary

1970-71           Flintstone

1971-74           associate, Cumberland Center Street

1974-76           Urbana

1976                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1976-78           Old Forge Stewart Memorial – First (ending 12/1978)

1978-81           Beach Lake (beginning 12/1978)

1981-89           Apalachin

1989-93           Vestal Calvary

1993-98           chaplain, Children’s Home

1998-00           director of clinical services, Children’s Home

2000-03           North Fenton

2003                retired

                            2005-06  Loyalville (beginning 1/15/2006

    2010        transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

SIVERS, DOUGLAS R.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Teressa

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2006-08           director of emerging ministries, Hawley

 

Note: Douglas R. Sivers served as a local preacher.



 

SIVERS, TERESSA M.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Douglas R. Sivers

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2001    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

2005    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2001-07           Lakeville

2008-10           Oneonta First

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

SLAPINSKI, JAMES HAROLD

 

Born:                                                                           married: Josephine _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1964    admitted on trial

?          ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954-57           Wallaceton

1957-58           Skinners Eddy, Wyoming Conference

1958-63           Coventryville, Philadelphia Conference (ending 12/31/1962)

1963-64           Manor Hill (beginning 1/1/63)

1964-67           Burnham

1967-79           located

1979-80           Forest City, Wyoming Conference

1980                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1980-83           Forest City

1983-89           not appointed

1989-93           Plymouth/North Norwich/Preston (beginning 10/1/89)

1993                retired

                             1993-97  Luzerne  

                             2010       transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: James H. Slapinski served as a local preacher. 


 

SLOTH, EILEEN J.

 

Born:                                                                           married: William Cornwell

Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                    married2: Sven Sloth [2008]

1990    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference        obit2:

1991    ordained deacon

1993    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1990-97           Peckville

1997-01           Fly Creek

2001-07           Oneonta Elm Park

2007-10           Deposit

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

SMALL, KENNETH T.F.

 

Born:                                                                           married: DiAnn

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          license, Salvation Army

1983    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1985    ordained deacon

1988    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

                        Salvation Army

1982-83           Hartwick, Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church

1983                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1983-87           Hartwick (ending 7/31/1987)

1987-94           Binghamton Centenary (beginning 8/1/1987)

1994-01           Hawleyton and Conklin Forks

2005-07           Fairview

2007-10           Skinners Eddy

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

SMALLEY, A.L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1867    admitted on trial, Northern New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1867-70           Warner’s

1870-72           Fayetteville

1872-75           Oswego East

1875-78           Malone Centenary

1878-79           Ogdensburg First

1879                transfer to Wyomig Conference

1879-83           Waverly NY

1883-84           Scranton Hyde Park

1884-86           Binghamton Main Street

1886                located

 


 

SMITH, CHARLES

 

Born: 5-10-1849  Howard NY                                   married: Mary E. Johnson

Died: 1-23-1904  Redlands CA                                  obit: [d. 1/6/1889]

                                                                                    married2: Sarah F. Depew

1876    license, Baptist Church                                   obit2

 

Interment: Redlands CA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1904, 105

 

1882                Baptist Church, Almond NY

1885-91           Baptist Church, Harrison Valley PA

1891                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1891-96           Choconut Center

1896-99           Binghamton Oak Street

1899-03           New Milford

1903                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Charles Smith appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 402.

 


 

SMITH, CHARLES C.

                                  

Born: 10-27-1828  New Berlin NY                            married:
Died: 9-20-1860                                                          obit:

 

1858    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference; recommended by Binghamton Court Street

 

Interment: Cherry Ridge NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1861, 26

 

1858-59           Moscow

1859-60           Cherry Ridge

 

Note:  A brief biography of Charles C. Smith appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 245.

 


 

SMITH, CHARLES WESLEY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1901    admitted on trial, Wilmington Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899-02           East New Market MD

1902-04           Hillsboro MD

1904                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1904-05           Binghamton Fairview

1905-06

1906-07           Newton

1907-08           Worcester

1908                withdrew, page 85

 

Note: Charles W. Smith is the son of Irving J. Smith.  He was last (1923) known to be living in Chicago.

 


 

SMITH, ERASTUS

                                  

Born: NY                                                                    married: Clarissa Landon
Died: 2-27-1885  Normal NY                                     obit: Wyoming Conference 1890, 87

 

1832    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1887, 67

 

1832-33           Bethany and Honesdale

1833-34           Pittston

1834035          Bridgewater

1836-37           Nichols

1837-39           Vestal

1839-41           Orwell

1841-43           Brooklyn

1843-44           Nichols

1844046          Barton

1846-49           Northmoreland

1848-49           Pittston

1849-50           on leave

     1849-50  Northmoreland

1850-52           Springville

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-54           Beach Pond

1854-56           Waymart

1856-58           Newport

1858                retired

                             supply, Rock River Conference

                             agent, American Bible Society

 

Note:  Erastus Smith is the father of Melville [“Melvin”] Cop Smith of the Central Illinois Conference (1835-1907), Erastus Herbert Smith (1842-1918) of the Nebraska Conference, and evangelists Elizabeth [“Libby”] Ann Smith (1837-1903) and Clarissa [“Casa”] Isabella Smith (1840-1914).  A brief biography of Erastus Smith appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 242.

 


 

SMITH, FRANK N.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Fannie Robbins

Died: before 1925                                                       obit: Wyoming Conference 1897, 91

 

1893    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1891-93           West Nanticoke

1894-95           Askam

1895-97           Windsor

1897-98           Worcester

1898-99           Oakland

1899-00           Chenango Bridge

1900-01           on leave

1901                withdrew, to enter the Congregational ministry

1901-04           appears to be a Congregational minister without appointment

1904                Tintah MN

                       

He is no longer in Tintah in 1907 and appears to be living in Bozeman MT in 1905.

 

Note: Frank N. Smith is a brother to Howard D., Smith and to Alfred Smith (1852-1928) of the Wilmington Conference.  He attended Wyoming Seminary and was a student for one year (1892-93) at Drew Theological Seminary, whose 1905 alumni directory states he was from Templeville MD.


 

SMITH, HOWARD DAY

 

Born: 3-31-1859  Willow Grove DE                          married: Eva Salman

Died: 11-3-1933  Clifton Springs NY                                    obit:

                                                                                    married2: Nelta M. Litzenberger

1890    admitted on trial, Black Hills Mission Conference     obit2:

 

Interment:

Obit: Central New York Conference 1934, 525

 

1890-91           Hot Springs SD

1891                transfer to West Wisconsin Conference

1899                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1899-01           Lehman

1901-03           Brooklyn

1903-05           New Milford

1905-09           on leave

1909-12           Hawleyton & Franklin Forks

1912-14           Vestal

1914                transfer to Central New York, page 60

1914-15           Sheldrake

1915-17           Ovid

1917-21           on leave

1921-23           Ovid

1923-26           conference evangelist

1926-28           Manchester

1928                retired

                            1928-32  Fairville

 

Note: Howard D. Smith is a brother to Frank N. Smith and to Alfred Smith (1852-1928) of the Wilmington Conference.  A biographical sketch of Howard D. Smith appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 402.

 


 

SMITH, IRVING J.

 

Born: 4-24-1849  Liberty Falls NY                            married: Georgia I. Boyce

Died: 3-31-1923                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1934, 405

 

1872    local preacher’s license, Clinton IN

1874    admitted on trial, North Indiana Conference

1876    ordained deacon, North Indiana Conference

1878    ordained elder, North Indiana Conference

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1923, 137

 

1874-76           Raysville

1876-77           Williamsburg

1877-79           Larwill

1879-81           Silver Lake

1881-84           La Fountain

1884-87           Mexico

1887                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1887-89           Danby

1889-92           Berkshire

1892-93           Taylorville

1893-97           Wyalusing

1897-99           Nichols

1899-01           Slaterville

1901-04           Meshoppen

1904-05           Newton

1905-10           Afton

1910-13           Sidney Center

1913-15           New Berlin

1915-17           Wells Bridge

1917                retired

 

Note: Irving J. Smith is the father of Charles Wesley Smith.  A biographical sketch of Irving J. Smith appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 403.

 


 

SMITH, JAMES A.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Dreama

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1999-08           West Chenango and Choconut Center

2008-09           West Chenango

2009-10           West Chenango Abbot

 

Note: James A. Smith served as a supply preacher.

 


 

SMITH, JOHN RANDOLPH

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1899    admitted on trial, Rock River Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899-01           Evanston Wheadon

1901                transfer to Montana Conference

1902                transfer to Montana Conference

1902-04           Great Falls

1904                transfer to North Nebraska Conference

1904-07           Omaha Trinity

1907                transfer to Indiana Conference

1907-08           Bedford

1908                withdrew

1908-11           First Congregational Church of Binghamton NY (beginning 9/13/1908)

1911                “transfer” from Congregational Church, page 54

1911-15           assistant, Binghamton Tabernacle

1916-17           on leave

1917                withdrew, page 64

 

Note: J. Randolph Smith reported worked for 5 or 6 years as a lawyer in Iowa before entering the ministry.  He completed his divinity school at Northwestern in Evanston IL and had a reputation as an orator and church builder.

 


 

SMITH, JOSEPH EDMUND

 

Born: 9-1-1830                                                            married: Carolene R. _____

Died: 12-6-1910  Washington DC                              obit: Wilmington Conference 1876, 43

 

1857    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington DC

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1911, 82

 

1857-58           ? circuit

1858-60           Kent Island MD

1860-61           Hampton DE

1861-62           Tilton MD

1862-64           Chestertown MD

1864-67           Philadelphia Fifth Street

1867-71           Philadelphia Twelfth Street

1871-74           Lancaster First

1874                transfer to Wilmington Conference

1874-77           Wilmington Grace

1877                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1877-80           Wilkes-Barre First

1880-83           Scranton Elm Park

1883                transfer to West Virginia Conference

1883-86           Wheeling Fourth Street

1886                transfer to Genesee Conference

1886-87           Buffalo Pleymouth

1887                transfer to Minnesota Conference

1887-90           St. Paul Central Park

1890                transfer to New Jersey Conference

1890-95           Trenton State Street

1895                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1895-01           Baltimore Mount Vernon Place

1901-07           Washington DC Grace

1907-10           secretary, American Society of Religious Education

 

Note: Joseph E. Smith is the father of the Reverends Frederick William Smith and Herbert Scott Smith [who presided at the 1915 wedding of President Woodrow Wilson and Edith Galt], both of the Episcopal Church.  One source gives the maiden surname of Mrs. Smith as Edmundson, but that has not been verified.

 


 

SMITH, JOSEPH HENRY

 

Born: 8-1-1886  Smallthorne, England                       married: Mary Elizabeth Albertson

Died: 3-27-1968  Binghamton NY                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1948, 1025

                                                                                    married2: Honor Elizabeth Mulford

1917    admitted on trial                                             obit2: Wyoming Conference 1995,323

1917    ordained deacon

1919    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1968, 253

 

1913-17           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                            1913-17  Heart Lake

1917-18           Heart Lake

1918-21           Bethany

1921-24           Waymart

1924-29           Moscow

1929-30           Peckville

1930-37           Binghamton Centenary

1937-41           superintendent, Oneonta District

1941-43           superintendent, Binghamton District

1943-59           Binghamton Chenango Street

1959                retired

 


 

SMITH, LYSANDER

 

Born: c1880                                                                married: Rozetta Matteson (unverified)

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1914-15           Slaterville

1915-18           Castle Creek

1918-19           Lisle

1919-20           Spencer

1920                withdrew, page 35

 

Note: Lysander Smith, in 1915, is described as “a former Binghamton newspaper man.”


 

SMITH, MELVILLE COP

 

Born: 8-14-1835                                                          married:

Died: 4-25-1907                                                          obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1858-59           Newport

 

Note: Melville C. Smith is the son of Erastus Smith.  He served in the Wyoming Conference as a local preacher before entering the ordained ministry.

 


 

SMITH, RUSSELL D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1962    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1960-62           Pleasant Mount

1962-69           Peckville

 


 

SMITH, WELCOME

 

Born: 5-12-1825  Brooklyn PA                                  married: Teressa A. Suttin

Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                    married2: Hannah Vandervoort [1863]

1856    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference        obit2:

1858    ordained elder

1876    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1855-56           Flemingville

1856-57           Van Ettenville

1857-58           Caroline Center

1858-60           Barton

1860-62           Vestal

1862-63           Sanford

1863                expelled, page 8

                       

1874                “transfer” to Central New York Conference

1874-79           Onondaga Indian Mission

1879                moved west, page 51

                       

                        transfer” to West Nebraska Mission

1884-85           Stockville

                       

1895                moved to Redondo CA

 

Note: No specifications, or even indications that there was any discussion, are given for the 1863 expulsion.  While Welcome Smith was admitted on trial in the Central New York Conference in 1876, he is not considered to have been a member and is counted as a local preacher.  In Redondo, Welcome Smith owned a contracting business and served as a justice of the peace.


 

SMITH, WESLEY WOOD

                                  

Born: 9-15-1860  New Jersey                                     married: Lucia Maria Dewey [5/21/1884]
Died: 5-5-1920  Bakersfield VT                                 obit: [9/16/1860 – 11/20/1942]

 

1883    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1883-84           Plainsville

1884-86           Pleasant Valley

1886-89           Skinner’s Eddy

1889-93           Candor

1893-94           Taylorville

1894                “transferred” to the Congregational Church [1894, 34]

1894-?             Portland CT First

?-03                 Gildersleve CT

1903-               Staffordville CT

                        Weybridge VT

 

Note:  Wesley W. Smith is the son of Young C. Smith.  His service record in the Congregational Church has not been accurately determined.

 


 

SMITH, WILLIAM     

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1853    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1853-54           Lackawaxen

1854-55           Lehman

1855                no longer listed

 


SMYTH, WINFIELD SCOTT

 

Born: 10-22-1838  Franklin PA                                  married: Lavina Espy Line [1864]

Died: 8-5-1908  South Haven MI                               obit: [10/5/1839 – 4/3/1925]

 

1864    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference; recommended by Kingston

1866    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago IL

Obit:

 

1864-67           faculty, Wyoming Seminary

1870                transfer to Central New York Conference

1882                withdrew

 


 

SMITH, WILLIAM HERD

 

Born: 3-21-1904  Philadelphia PA                              married: Margaret Kirkpatrick

Died: 9-12-1978                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1978, 237

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1979, 258

 

1950-51           Enon Valley Bible Presbyterian Church

1951-60           living in Bushkill PA

1960-76           Maplewood, Northeastern Conference (EV) EUB*

1970                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1970-76           Maplewood

1976                retired

                             1976-78  Maplewood

 

* The East Pennsylvania Conference (EV) of the EUB church merged into the Eastern Conference EUB in 1963 and became the Eastern Conference UM in 1968 before the new Pennsylvania UM Conferences were formed in 1970.

 

Note: William H. Smith served as a local pastor in the EUB and United Methodist Church. 



 

SMITH, YOUNG C.

                                  

Born: 2-14-1820  New Berlin NY                              married: Mary Elizabeth Wood
Died: 10-19-1902  Carbondale PA                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1891, 82

 

1852    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1854    ordained local elder

 

Interment: Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1903, 103

 

1848-49           faculty, Deerfield Academy in Knoxville PA

1849-62           faculty, Wyoming Seminary

                            1859-60  Kingston

1862-63           president, Wyoming Seminary

1863-64           Carverton

1864-67           Wilkes-Barre Franklin Street

1867-70           Pittston

1870-72           Carbondale

1872-77           on leave

1877-78           Thompson

1878-79           Oneonta

1879-83           superintendent, Owego District

1883-86           Wyoming

1886-88           Parsons

1888-89           agent, Preachers’ Aid Society

1889-91           on leave

1891                retired

 

Note:  Young C. Smith is the father of Wesley W. Smith.  A brief biography of Young C. Smith appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 247.

 


 

SNEDAKER, ANNETTE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2009    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2009-10           Flemingville

2010                charter member Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Annette Snedaker served as a local preacher.

 


 

SNOWDEN, SAMUEL GUY

 

Born: 9-?-1868                                                            married:

Died: 5-4-1920  Trenton NJ                                        obit:

 

1893    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1893-95           Port Crane

1895-97           Westford

1897-99           Moscow

1899-01           Nichols

1901-03           Great Bend

1903                withdrew to join the Presbyterian ministry

 

1912-1920       Trenton Princeton Avenue

 


 

SNYDER, BARBARA J. (BOUTON)

 

Born:                                                                           married: Frederick Snyder

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1993    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1993    ordained deacon

1996    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1993-98           Forest City

1998-01           Pittston

2001-08           Carbondale

2008-10           Waverly PA

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

SNYDER, IVAN LOTT

 

Born: 6-22-1875  Wilkes-Barre PA                            married: Lida A. McRill
Died: 7-13-1955                                                          obit: 1946, 458

                                                                                    married2: Margaret Sutton Reed

admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference                    obit2:

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1956, 254

 


 

SNYDER, JOHN M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1827    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1829                charter member of Oneida Conference

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-56           located

1856-57           Waverly and Factoryville

1857-59           Wilkes-Barre

1859-61           North Danby

1861-62           Carbondale

1862                located



 

SNYDER, MARGARET E.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Thomas J. Snyder

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1991    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1996    ordained deacon

2000    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1991-95           Mehoopany (beginning 1/1/1991)

1995-01           Scranton Myrtle Street

2001-03           Cooperstown

2003-06           Duryea

2006-10           Shavertown

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Margaret E. Snyder is commonly known as Lynn Snyder.

 


 

SNYDER, THOMAS J.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Margaret E. 

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1948    license

1969    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1970    ordained deacon

1972    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1948-56           West Nicholson (beginning 4/1948)

1956-57           (not appointed)

1957-66           West Nicholson (ending 12/31/1965)

1966-69           Gibson (beginning 1/1/1966)

1969-76           Scranton Providence

1976-81           Scranton Providence – Court Street

1981-84           Chinchilla (ending 1/15/1984)

1984-85           on leave (beginning 1/15/1984)

1985-86           Nanticoke – West Nanticoke

1986-95           Nanticoke

1995                retired

                            1996-98  Throop (beginning 8/1/1996)

                            1998-01  Throop – Scranton St. Paul’s

                            2002-04  Schenevus

                            2004-05  Loyalville (ending 11/8/2005)

 


 

SOLLER, JAMES P.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Loretta

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1991    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1991-93           Hale Eddy (beginning 11/1/1991)

1993-94           McClure NY

1994-97           Thompson

1997-01           West Nicholson

2001                retired

    2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

SOURS, STEPHEN B.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Sarah

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2001    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

2004    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2001-04           minister to youth, American Church in Paris

2004-10           student, Duke University

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

SOUTHWORTH, JOSEPH S.

 

Born: 9-7-1840  Edmeston NY                                  married: Ellen M. Robinson

Died: 1-12-1917  Norwich NY                                   obit: [6/1846 – after 1930]

 

1874    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Edmeston NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1917, 115

 

1874-76           Laurens

1876-77           Sidney Plains

1877-79           Morris

1879-81           Westford

1881-82           Middlefield

1882-86           on leave

1886-89           Plymouth NY

1889-91           Fly Creek

1891-96           on leave

1896                retired to engage in the mercantile business in Norwich NY

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Joseph S. Southworth appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 405.



 

SOUTHWORTH, REUBEN S.

                                  

Born: 2-?-1818  New Lisbon NY                               married: Jane Turnbel
Died: 12-10-1875  Litchfield PA                               obit: Wyoming Conference 1890, 89

 

1851    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1876, 47

 

1851-52           Richmondville

1852-53           Smyrna

1853-55           Bainbridge

1855-57           Warren

1857058          Deansville

1858-60           Sangerfield

1860-61           Augusta

1861-62           Knox Corners

1862-64           Lowell

1864-66           Schuyler’s Lake

1866-69           Exeter

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1869-72           Masonville

1872-74           Schuyler’s Lake

1874-75           Litchfield

 

Note:  Reuben S. Southworth is a brother to William Southworth (1816-1891) of the Free Methodist Church and an uncle to William’s son Charles H. Southworth (1844-?), also of the Free Methodist Church.  The birthdate of Mrs. Southworth, not given in her obituary, is 5/23/1816.  A brief biography of Reuben S. Southworth appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 248.

 


 

SPENCER, D.S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1883    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1883-85           under appointment to Japan

1885                transfer to Japan Conference



 

SPENCER, FRANCIS S.

                                  

Born: 6-22-1820  Springville PA                    married: Katherine King [9/1/1849]
Died: 9-18-1862  Lanesboro PA                     obit: [b. c1832]

 

1848    local preacher’s license, Springville circuit

1852    ordained local deacon

1855    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1858    ordained elder

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1863, 8

 

1854-55           Cheholo

1855-57           Sanford

1857-58           Salem

1858-58           Bethany

1859-61           Mount Pleasant

1861-62           Page Brook

1862                Lanesboro

 

Note:  A brief biography of Francis S. Spencer appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 246.

 


 

SPENCER, JOHN OAKLEY

 

Born: 7-11-1857  Lemon PA                                      married: Almeda Ruth [Rosalie] Cushman

Died: 5-24-1947  Baltimore MD                                obit: [9/11/1859 – 5/14/1900]

                                                                                    married2: Susan Van Pelt

1883    admitted on trial, Colorado Conference         obit2:

 

Interment: Lynn Cemetery, Susquehanna County PA

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1947, 203

 

1883                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1884                transfer to Japan Conference

1884-99           faculty, Tokyo Anglo-Japanese College

                        student, Columbia University

                        principal, Hudson River Institute in Claverstock NY

1902-37           president, Morgan College in Baltimore MD

 


Note: J.O. Spencer is the author of Student Life in Nippon and co-author of at least one edition of Merrill’s noted Digest of Methodist Law. 


 

SPENCER, SAMUEL W.

                                  

Born: 8-1-1836  Wantage NJ                                      married: Florence A. Sanders
Died: 6-5-1893  Mount Pleasant MI                           obit: Wyoming Conference 1948, 1027

 

1873    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Mount Pleasant MI
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1894, 82

 

1873-74           Broome

1874-75           Lanesboro

1875-77           Hawleyton

1877-79           Sanford

1879-81           on leave

1881-82           Rileyville

1882-83           Canaan

1883-85           Narrowsburg

1885                retired

 

Note:  Samuel W. Spencer is reported to be the son of a Baptist minister (name and dates undetermined).   A brief biography of Samuel W. Spencer appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 248.



 

SPERING, RICHARD S.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Janice

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2002    license, recommended by East Rush

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2003-04           Newport

                            2003-04 Nanticoke (beginning 12/1/2003)

2004-05           Newport and Nanticoke (ending 9/15/2005)

2005-10           Fairdale (beginning 9/15/2005)

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Richard S. Spering served as a local preacher.

 


 

SPERRY, AARON C.

                                  

Born: 3-24-1821  Alford MA                                     married: Abigail Culver
Died: 8-18-1894  Whitney’s Point NY                       obit: Wyoming Conference 1905, 118

 

1849    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

1853    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lisle Cemetery, Lisle NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1895, 82

 

1849-50           Ames

1850-51           Berkshire

1851-52           Vestal

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-53           Conklin

1853-54           Conklin and Loderville

1854-56           Maine

1856-57           Page Brook

1857-59           Castle Creek

1859-61           Lisle and Whitney’s Point

1861-63           Little Meadows

1863-66           Brooklyn

1866-68           Rome

1868-70           Orwell

1870-73           Harford and South Gibson

1873-74           West Nicholson

1874-75           Osborne Hollow

1875-76           Chenango

1876-78           North Fenton

1878-81           Whitney’s Point

1881-83           Chenango Forks

1883-85           Triangle

1885-87           Willet

1887-89           Oakland

1889                retired

 

Note:  Aaron C. Sperry is reported to be a cousin to Lyman Sperry.  A brief biography of Aaron C. Sperry appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 249.

 


 

SPERRY, LYMAN

                                  

Born: 12-15-1808  Alford MA                                   married: Amanda K. Robertson
Died: 5-18-1892  Unadilla NY                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1891, 81

 

1828    exhorter’s license

1829    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Unadilla NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1893, 86

 

1829-30           Sharon

1830-32           Chenango

1832-34           Cherry Valley

1834-36           Springfield

1836-38           Oxford

1838-40           Norwich

1840-42           Sauquoit

1842-44           Oxford

1844-45           agent, Wesleyan University

1845-46           Cazenovia

1846-50           superintendent, Otsego District

1850-54           superintendent, Oneida District

1854-56           Unadilla

1856-57           on leave

1857-58           Unadilla mission

1858-60           on leave

1860-61           Mount Upton

1861-63           on leave

1863-65           Bainbridge

1865-66           Sidney

1866-67           Bainbridge

1867-68           Sherburne

1868-69           Guilford

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1869-71           Guilford

1871-73           on leave

1873                retired

 

Note:  Lyman Sperry is reported to be a cousin to Aaron C. Sperry.  A brief biography of Lyman Sperry appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 250.



 

SPRAGUE, LEVI L.

 

Born: 12-23-1844  Beekman NY                                married: Jennie E. Russell

Died: 3-6-1936                                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1922, 127

 

1874    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1936, 851

 

1868-82           faculty, Wyoming Seminary

1882-36           president, Wyoming Seminary

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Levi L. Sprague appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 405.

 


 

STACKHOUSE, RICHARD W.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Cathy

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2003    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2003-05           Hornbrook and Union Corners

2005-10           Hartwick

 

Note: Richard W. Stackhouse served as a local preacher.

 


 

STANG, WILLIAM HENRY

 

Born: 12-20-1851  Russell Hill PA                             married: Mabel Allen

Died: 9-1-1934  Shavertown PA                                obit: Wyoming Conference 1940, 825

 

1883    ordained local deacon

1884    admitted on trial

1888    ordained elder

 

Interment: Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1935, 636

 

1883-85           Randolph

1885-86           Thompson

1886-88           Exeter and Schuyler's Lake

1888-93           Auburn

1893-98           Skinner's Eddy

1898-01           Little Meadows

1901-03           Spencer

1903-08           Shavertown

1908-12           Camptown

1912-16           Falls

1916                retired

                             1917-19  Springville

                             1919-21  Centermoreland

 

Note: A biographical sketch of William H. Stang appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 406.



 

STANLEY, HENRY     

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 4-23-1898                                                          obit:

 

1857    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1859    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1857-58           Springville

1858-59           Dundaff

1859-60           Moscow

1860-61           Ararat

1861-62           Paupack

1862                located

 

Note: Henry Stanley moved to Turnersville, 3 miles south of Moscow, in 1868 and is reported to have preached there every other week (when the itinerate was elsewhere on the charge) for almost 30 years.



 

STANLEY, NANCY J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2006    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2006-09           Santiaria Springs and Port Crane

2009-10           Sanitaria Springs

2010                charter member Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Susan J, Stanley served as a local preacher.



 

STAPLES, G.L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1855    ordained local deacon

1855    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

 

1855-56           Lehigh

1856-57           Rome

1858                no longer listed

 

Note: This may be the G.L. Staples who lived in White Haven and was a justice of the peace in 1851 and 1857.


 

STAPLES, JOHN L.

 

Born: 4-1-1814                                                            married: Anna _____

Died: 3-22-1898                                                          obit: [1/3/1811 -11/24/1877]

 

1855    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Stroudsburg Cemetery, Stroudsburg PA

Obit:

 

1855-56           Brooklyn

1858-59           Stoddartsville and Port Jenkins

                        chaplain, US  Army

 

Note: John L. Staples was a wheelwright who also served as a local preacher and a Civil War chaplain.  Chaplain John L. Staples is described* as “an old-fashioned shouting Methodist from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, whose son John Summerfield Staples (1845-1888) was President Lincoln’s representative recruit.”  Port Jenkins is between Bear Creek and White Haven.

 

*Faith in the Fight: Civil War Chaplains, by John W. Brinsfield, page 25; The Christian Advocate, 2/8/1906, page 11.


 

STEFFENSEN, LORI J.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Ted Gabriel

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1998    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1998    ordained deacon

2000    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1998-02           Gouldsboro

2002-08           Clarks Green

2008-10           Trucksville

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

STEPHENS, SIMON

 

Born: 12-26-1852                                                        married:

Died: 1-19-1936                                                          obit:

 

1877    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: New York Conference 1936, 570

 

1877-78           Rileyville

1878-81           Lackawaxen

1881-83           Coventry

1883-86           Plymouth NY

1886-87           McDonough

1887                transfer to New York Conference

 


 

STETTLER, WALLACE F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1942    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference

1947    ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1942-43           Romansville

1943-45           Philadelphia St. John’s

1945-48           Lima

1948-53           associate, Grmantown First

1953-67           Springfield Covenant

1967-69           president, Wyoming Seminary

1969                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1969-90           president, Wyoming Seminary

1990                retired

 


 

STEVENS, SAMUEL GREGORY

 

Born: 2-19-1824  Chester NY                                                married: Jane E. Leach

Died: 10-27-1907  Cortland NY                                obit: [3/1824 – 1902]

 

1846    local preacher’s license, New Jersey Conference

1846    admitted on trial, New York Conference

 

Interment: Philadelphia PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1908, 124

 

1847-48           Marbleton

1848-49           Catskill

1849-50           Deposit

1850-51           Cannonsville

1851-52           Callicoon

1852-54           Liberty NY

1854                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1854-55           Thompson Mission

1855-57           Lanesboro

1857-59           Maine

1859-61           Liberty PA

1861-62           Spencer

1862-64           Flemingville

1864-66           Orwell

1866-67           Tallmansville

1867-76           on leave

1876                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Samuel G. Stevens appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 404.  Mrs. Stevens died in Philadelphia in 1902 and was buried there, hence the burial location for Samuel.



 

STODDARD, C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1861-62           Tallmansville

 

Note: C. Stoddard served as a local preacher. 


 

STONE, G. BARTO

 

Born: 7-21-1861  Pittston PA                                     married: Jennie H. Drake

Died: 9-6-1935  Scranton PA                                     obit: Wyoming Conference 1890, 87

                                                                                    married2: Elizabeth Keller

1883    exhorter’s license                                            obit2:

1884    local preacher’s license

1888    admitted on trial

1888    ordained deacon

 

Interment: West Pittston Cemetery, West Pittston PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1936, 853

 

1882-85           student, Wyoming Seminary

1885-88           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1888-90           Narrowsburg

1890-93           Falls

1893-95           Masonville

1895-99           Forest City

1899-04           faculty, Grant University at Athens TN

1904-06           Sherburne

1906-09           Moscow

1909                West Nanticoke

1909-19           president, Cookman Insittute at Jacksonville FL

1919-21           Carverton

1921-24           Noxen

1924-27           Old Forge

1927-19           Ariel

1929                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of G. Barto Stone appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 487.

 


 

STONE, SAMUEL MATTISON

                                  

Born: 4-30-1819  Augusta NY                                   married: Lydia Elizabeth Cook
Died: 12-9-1901  Burleigh NJ                                                obit: Wyoming Conference 1911, 110

 

1841    exhorter’s license

1842    local preacher’s license

1847    admitted on trial, Rock River Conference

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1902, 98

 

1847-48           Winnebago WI

1848                charter member of Wisconsin Conference

1848-50           Centerville

1850-52           Lowell (did not finish second year)

1852-54           located, returned east

1854-55           Vernon Village NY, Oneida Conference

1855                transfer to Oneida Conference

1855-57           Decatur

1857-58           Laurens

1858-59           Oneonta

1859-60           on leave

1860-62           Vernon Center

1862-64           Westmoreland

1864-67           Warren

1867                retired, moved to Cape May County NJ

                             1869  transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

                                       Hamilton, New Jersey Conference

                                      South River, New Jersey Conference

                                       Asbury, New Jersey Conference

 

Note:  A brief biography of Samuel M. Stone appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 251.

 


 

STONE, THEODORE JOHN

 

Born: 5-14-1896  Waverly PA                                    married: Clara Eckel

Died: 12-13-1985  Laport PA                                     obit: Wyoming Conference 1994, 336

 

1933    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Spring Hill Cemetery, Spring Hill PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1986, 298

 

1933-35           Sanitaria Springs

1935-39           East Worcester

1939-41           Lanesboro

1941-42           New Berlin

1942-43           Throop – Scranton Bradley Memorial

1943-45           Waymart

1945-49           Nichols-Lounsberry

1949-55           Cooperstown

1955-61           Wyalusing

1961                retired

 


 

STRATTON, ROLLAND KIPTON

 

Born:                                                                           married: Anita

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1967    admitted on trial, Ohio West Conference

1970    ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1967-69           Elida Morris Chapel – Zion

1969-70           associate, Columbus Linden

1970-72           student, Methodist School of Theology in Delaware OH

1972-75           student, Emory University

1975-76           faculty, Hartwick College

1976                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1976-78           faculty, Hartwick College

                            1977-78  Sand Hill

1978-80           program coordinator, Binghamton and Oneonta Districts

1980-82           conference program director

1982-85           conference council director

1985-86           on leave

1986-00           Morris

2000-01           sabbatical leave

2001-05           Unadilla

2005                retired

                            2005-07  Unadilla  

    2010        charter member Upper New York Conference

 


 

STURDEVANT, BYRON D.      

 

Born: 1832                                                                  married: Phoebe Minerva Mott

Died:                                                                           obit: [2/13/1842 – 1868]

 

1863    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1866    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1863-65           faculty, Wyoming Seminary

                            1864-65  Kingston

1865-67           Kingston

1869                located

 


 

SULLIVAN, T.J.W.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Clara Moore

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1856    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1858    ordained deacon

1862    admitted on trial, Central Illinois Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1856-57           Salem

1857-58           LeRaysville

1858-59           Mehoopany

1859                located

                       

1862                “transfer” to Central Illinois Conference

1862-63           Loda

1863-64           LaSalle

1864-65           Knoxville

1865-66           Berwick

1866-67           Odell

1867-68           Sheldon

1869-70           Fairbury circuit

1870-71           Ash Grove and Milford

1871                withdrew

 

Note: Prior to joining the Wyoming Conference, T.J.W. Sullivan was operating a business and raising his family in Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, [West] Virginia.


 

SUMMERHILL, WILLIAM R.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Patricia

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1974    admitted on trial, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1974    ordained deacon

1977    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1973-76           student, Wesley Theological Seminary

                            1974-76  Rockville

1976-80           Roxbury

1980-86           chaplain, Quincy Home

1986-00           chaplain, Wyoming Seminary

2000                transfer to Wyoming Conference

2000-09           chaplain Wyoming Seminary

2009-10           president, Ascension Academy in Amarillo TX

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

SUMNER, JOHN BUNNELL

 

Born: 3-25-1838  Wyalusing PA                                married: Alma Lydia Gardner

Died: 5-10-1918  Binghamton NY                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1918, 132

 

1869    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1919, 139

 

1869-70           Wyalusing

1870-73           Nicholson

1873-76           Wyalusing

1876-79           Binghamton High Street

1879-82           Binghamton Main Street

1882-84           Milford

1884-87           Susquehanna

1887-93           superintendent, Honesdale District

1893-95           Pittston

1895-97           Nanticoke

1897-99           Waverly PA

1899-03           Binghamton Oak Street

1903-06           Brooklyn

1906-08           Kirkwood

1908                retired

 

Note: John B. Sumner is the father of Ida May Sumner Decker, wife of Alexander D. Decker.  He was member of the Wyoming Conference Trio and composed several tunes, including the one for “Child of a King.”  A biographical sketch of John B. Sumner appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 407.



 

SURDAM, CHARLES M.

 

Born: 3-20-1846  New Orleans LA                            married:

Died: 9-3-1911                                                            obit:

                                                                                    married2: Mary L. Spencer

                                                                                    obit2: Wyoming Conference 1939, 595

1878    local preacher’s license, Binghamton Centenary

1879    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1912, 124

 

1878-81           Harford and Gibson

1881-84           Brooklyn

1884-87           Nicholson and South Gibson

1887-92           Susquehanna

1892-97           Waverly NY

1897-99           Nanticoke

1899-07           Pittston

1907-10           superintendent, Owego District

1910-11           superintendent, Binghamton District

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Charles M. Surdam appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 408.  The second Mrs. Surdam was born in Wisconsin 1859, to parents born in Brooklyn PA, and married Charles in 1884.



 

SUTTON, LOIS

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          license

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1991                retired

 

Note: Lois Sutton served as a local preacher.



 

SWALLOW, MINER

                                  

Born: 9-10-1815 Plains PA                                         married: Eliza Mary Dobson
Died: 7-6-1898  Kingston PA                                     obit: Wyoming Conference 1893, 89

 

1854    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1856    ordained deacon

1858    ordained elder

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1899, 106

 

1853-53           Nichols

1854-55           Choconut

1855-57           Thompson

1857-59           Salem

1859-60           Damascus

1860-61           Lackawanna

1861-63           South Danby

1863-64           Plains

1864-66           Newport

1866-67           New Town

1867-68           Tioga

1868-69           on leave

1869-71           tract agent

1871-73           Bush

1873-93           on leave

                          1875-76         Mountain Top

1893                retired

 

Note:  Miner Swallow is a brother to Elizabeth Swallow Keatly, wife of William Keatley, and an uncle to Silas Comfort Swallow (1839-1930) of the Central Pennsylvania Conference.  A brief biography of appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 252.



 

SWARTZ, TAYLOR D.

                                  

Born: 12-15-1836  Moscow PA                                  married: Emma J. Marsh
Died: 3-30-1865  Petersburg VA                                obit: [7/1/1843 - ?]

 

1862    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1864    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Moscow Cemetery, Moscow PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1861-62           Dundaff and Lackawanna

1862-63           Lackawanna

1863-64           Northmoreland (ending 8/31/1864)

1864-65           chaplain, US Army (beginning 8/31/1864)

 

Note: Mrs. Swartz reportedly later [c1869] married a Mr. F.W. Wormsbacker (c1842-?) and [c1880] a Mr. H.G. Potter (1853-?).  A brief biography of Taylor D. Swartz appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 253.



 

SWEET, BURTT EDWARD

 

Born: 3-8-1926  Scranton PA                                     married: Marilyn F. Moore

Died: 12-25-2011  Hammond NY                              obit:

 

1949    admitted on trial

1953    ordained deacon

1955    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Susquehanna Conference 2012, 303

 

1947-50           student, Lycoming College

                            1947-48  associate, Williamsport Pine Street, Central Pennsylvania Conference

                            1948-49  Wallis Run (ending 2/1949), Central Pennsylvania Conference

                            1949-50  Rome – Orwell Federated (beginning 2/1949)

1950-55           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                            1950-55  Rome – Orwell Federated

1955-57           Narrowsburg

1957-60           Newark Valley

1960-62           associate, Binghamton Tabernacle

1962-66           Vestal Center

1966-71           Clarks Summit

1971-74           Binghamton Boulevard

1974-80           superintendent, Oneonta District

1980-82           Shavertown

1982-88           Binghamton Fairview

1988-90           Castle Creek

1990                retired

 

Note: Burtt E. Sweet is the son of George L. Sweet and the father of Rebekah Sweet and of Deborah Sweet Earthrowl of the Upper New York Conference.



 

SWEET, CHARLES E.

 

Born: 8-22-1860  Smithville NY                                married: Alta Amanda McDonald

Died: 1-6-1918  Binghamton NY                               obit: Wyoming Conference 1938, 373

 

1889    exhorter’s license

1892    local preacher’s license

1893    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Floral Park Cemetery, Binghamton NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1918, 125

 

1890-91           evangelist

1891-92           Doraville and Cole’s Hill

1893-93           Cooperstown Junction

1893-94           Cooperstown Junction

1894-99           Davenport

1899-03           Afton

1903-05           Carverton

1905-07           Duryea

1907-08           superintendent, Boy’s Industrial Association at Wilkes-Barre

1908-10           Courtdale and Larksville

1910-11           Larksville Brooks Memorial

1911-13           Avoca

1913-16           Wanamie

1916                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Charles E. Sweet appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 410.

 


 

SWEET, CORNELIUS

 

Born: 11-20-1842  Goshen NY                                  married: Charlotte M. Wise

Died: 1-18-1940  Ithaca NY                                       obit: Wyoming Conference 1933, 194

                                                                                    married2: Mary Rowe Jackson

1876    admitted on trial                                             oibit2: Wyoming Conference 1940, 821

1878    ordained deacon

1881    ordained elder

 

Interment: King’s Cemetery, Ithaca NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1940, 820

 

1874-75           Halsey Valley

1875-76           supply

1876-77           Lamb's Corners

1877-79           Broome

1879-82           Exeter

1882-83           South New Berlin NY

1883-84           Edmeston

1884-85           Flemingville

1885-88           South Danby

1888-91           on leave

1891-93           Orwell

1893-95           Litchfield

1895-98           on leave

1898                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Cornelius Sweet appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 409.

 


 

SWEET, GEORGE L.

 

Born: 8-5-1891  Salt Lake City UT                            married: Ethel Sara Walton

Died: 1-10-1949                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1962, 232

 

1919    exhorter’s license, Marcus Hook Cokesbury: Philadelphia Conference

?          local preacher’s license, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment: Maple Lake Church Cemetery, Maple Lake PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1949, 218

 

                        supply work in the Philadelphia Conference

1923-28           Scranton Bell Mt. Mission

1928-33           Carley Brook

1933-38           Maple Grove

1938-40           CourtdaleLarksville

1940-43           Lakeville

1943-44           not appointed

1944-46           Camptown

1946-48           Clifford

1948-49           Rome – Orwell Federated

 

Note: George L. Sweet is the father of Burtt E. Sweet.  He was converted in a Billy Sunday revival and served as a local pastor.

 


 

SWEET, JOHN BURGESS

 

Born: 7-3-1854  Frome, Somsersetshire, England      married: Iona Adele Miller

Died: 5-12-1918                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1950, 546

 

1878    exhorter’s license, Scranton Park Place

1879    local preacher’s license, Scranton Park Place

1879    admitted on trial

ordained

 

Interment: Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1919, 125

 

1879-80           Spring Brook

1880-82           Cherry Ridge

1882-85           Mount Pleasant

1885-88           Peckville

1888-90           Great Bend

1890-92           Waverly PA

1892-96           Ashley

1896-01           Scranton Simpson

1901-02           Oneonta

1902-08           superintendent, Binghamton District

1908-16           Binghamton Chenango Street

1916-18           Johnson City

 

Note: A biographical sketch of John B. Sweet appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 410.



 

SWEET, REBEKAH B.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Birney D. Kellogg

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1982    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1985    ordained deacon

1988    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1982-86           McClure NY

1986-87           Willow Glen, California-Nevada Conference

1987-89           Rome (ending 11/30/1989(

1989-92           assistant director, Sky Lake (starting 12/1/1989)

1992-93           Forest City

1993-96           Litchfield

1996-00           Apalachin First

2000-05           Norwich

2005-10           Honesdale

2010                charter member Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Rebekah Sweet is the daughter of Burtt E. Sweet.

 


 

SWEEZY, LINDA M.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Dwight Sweezy

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2003    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference: recommended by Hawley

2006    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2002-08           Gouldsboro

2008-10           Clarks Green

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

SWETT, JEAN L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2001    license, recommended by Athens

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2001-04           Lounsberry

2004-08           Mehoopany

2008-09           (not appointed)

2009-10           Mehoopany

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Jean L. Swett served as a local preacher.



 

SWOPE, WILLIAM H.

 

Born: 9-22-1883  Highland PA                                  married: Edith F. Russell

Died: 11-28-1963                                                        obit:

 

1917    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Freeland PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1964, 235

 

1915-16           Waterville, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1916-17           Plymouth NY, Wyoming Conference

1917-19           McClure Settlement

1919-22           Preston

1922-23           Middlefield

1923-25           Westford

1925-27           Fly Creek

1927-28           East Worcester

1928-30           Ouaquaga

1930-32           Edmeston

19323-35         Mount Upton

1935-36           Sanitaria Springs

1936-37           Smyrna

1936-37           Mount Upton

1937-38           Davenport

1938-42           Rome – North Orwell

1942-43           Lake Como

1943-48           Hop Bottom

1948-53           Daleville

1953-54           Beach Lake

1954                retired

                             1954-57  Hale Eddy

 

Note: William H. Swope served in the Central Pennsylvania Conference as a local preacher.